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Maritza Ruiz-Kim

Contact: maritza (at) thestudiomind (dot) com

Studio address: 725 Ward Street, Suite G, Martinez, CA 94553

Maritza Ruiz-Kim is a San Francisco Bay Area artist who has a BFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute. She uses her artwork to examine emotional landscapes and social structures.

In 2011, she screened her video Inquieta as part of the No Dialogue show at ArtPadSF, which was projected over two stories tall on a neighboring building during the art fair’s programming. In 2013, Ruiz-Kim was the featured artist for R&F Handmade Paints, and later in the year, she launched ProWax Journal, a quarterly magazine for professional artists working in wax and encaustic. She served as Editor-in-Chief and worked with an all-volunteer staff to publish fifteen issues over three years. In Summer 2016, she turned her focus to open an art project space and gallery, The Studio Mind.

Maritza has exhibited her work in San Francisco, New York, Miami, Santa Fe, and Provincetown.